Skiathos: Most Dangerous Airport Continues to Perform Well

Skiathos: Most Dangerous Airport Continues to Perform Well
Timo Breidenstein (GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2 ), via Wikimedia Commons

Skiathos Airport, known to be one of the few dangerous airports in Europe, is performing better this Summer than last year.

Using data from, we will see how the airport is performing in the Summer 2023 season so far.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Skiathos Airport’s Numbers…

Skiathos: Most Dangerous Airport Continues to Perform Well
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For July 4-11, Skiathos Airport handled 32 flights, based on a seven-day rolling average provided by the flight tracking company.

This is an increase of 18.52% compared to the same period last year and is eight flights more than the same period in 2019.

Below is the last four weeks’ worth of data regarding the airport’s performance:

Date2019 Numbers2022 Numbers2023 NumbersPercentage Difference (2023 vs. 2022)
June 6-1316 movements17 movements23 movements+35.29%
June 13-2015 movements19 movements26 movements+36.84%
June 20-2718 movements21 movements26 movements+23.81%
June 27-July 420 movements24 movements32 movements+33.33%

What we can see from the data is that even after coming out of a pandemic, Skiathos Airport is receiving more flights full of holidaymakers, which is positive news for the local economy.

One Of The Most Dangerous Airports in Europe?

Timo Breidenstein (GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2, via Wikimedia Commons

Skiathos Airport is known as one of the most dangerous airports in Europe because of how low they get to an access road that is known for tourists to experience that level of speed and closeness with a jet.

There have been many instances where aircraft landing gear has nearly hit tourists underneath the jets, as you can see from this video below:

For now, all eyes are on Skiathos Airport to see how much further it can take its growth, given the capacity and size constraints they are limited to.


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